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Here’s how to request TV shows, movies for Netflix [Update]

Netflix is arguably the most popular subscription-based video streaming service around, owing to its substantial library and homegrown content.

Not all locales are as well-stocked with content though, forcing many to use region-hopping services. But what if your desired content isn’t on Netflix at all?

You might not know this, but the streaming service actually has a page that lets you request movies and TV shows to be added to the platform.

netflix request

What happens after you’ve hit the “submit suggestion” button, then?

“If you’ve already submitted a request for a title, you can sit back and relax — we’ve received your feedback and there’s nothing more for you to do. We keep track of all requests from our members, so there’s no need to request a title more than once,” Netflix says.

In other words, I’m going to be submitting a suggestion for The Eric Andre Show

We’ve asked Amazon and Showmax about their solutions and will issue an update when we receive a response.

Update: Showmax has gotten back to us, saying subscribers can make use of social media to request content.

“The short answer is we find social media is a great listening tool and useful way to get content feedback/ideas from our subscribers. Any suggestions we get via Twitter and Facebook go directly to our content team,” Showmax’s Richard Boorman wrote in an emailed response to Memeburn.

Author | Hadlee Simons

Hadlee Simons
Terrible puns make Hadlee Simons difficult to work with, but he brings over seven years of tech journalism experience to the table. When he's not at work or watching motorsport, he's in the foetal position on a jiu jitsu mat. More

1 Comment

  1. Caitlyn huffenburg

    February 22, 2017 at 4:03 pm

    Most of the good shows I want to watch are not available on Netflix in my region. I am using PureVPN to access US Netflix to watch my favorite shows and it works seamlessly fine for me.

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